Barbara Schrobenhauser graduated about a year ago from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, class of Otto Künzli. Things like tactility, surface, weight, structure and concealment play important role in her work.
“My way to a piece very often comes through a working method. I look for my way to work with a material and walk along that way, looking around in my mind. After experimenting I make my decisions and my choices. I let my hands work while the outcome makes me think. I want to get astonished at the end of the working process. I am curious so I make.”
There is more to Barbara’s work then meets the eye. Each piece needs to be experiences and examined. The subtlety and simplicity meets a kind of immaculately executed deception. Hundreds of sheets of aluminium foil or graph paper are carefully layered and ‘trimmed’ so the piece appears as a solid whole. In case of aluminium pieces one can actually thumb through superfine and delicate layers…
More information about Barbara’s work (in German) here.